There used to be a time when I would only wear black. Black shirts, black dresses, black pants, black black. It was the worst. I would always use the excuse “But everything goes with it!” — even though the only things I was probably mixing were different shades of black. Does light black go with dark black?
I eventually outgrew that phase (thank goodness), started embracing color, and realized that my life had been changed forever. Ok, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but you get the idea. No more black in my wardrobe!
So, when Vannia of Flair Miami reached out to me about this amazing event that she has coming up I was ecstatic! Of course I would attend and help host. I absolutely would love to create outfit posts to share with the other hosting bloggers. I definitely can add my own twist to the LBD.
No I couldn’t because I literally had no black dresses in my closet. None. At all… except for a “clubbin” dress, but it wasn’t that type of party. How did the girl who once wore only black not have even one legitimate LBD, a staple that every lady should have? Because I’m extreme, that’s why. It’s either all or nothing — no in between!
Of course that’s unreasonable so I had to go on the hunt for a little black dress.
I got this one from Ross for only 15 bucks and paired it with a chambray shirt via Target. My belt and earrings are from Forever 21, hat is from H&M, and flats are from Macy’s.
I wanted to go for a casual look so I finished the outfit with a little arm candy. A few of the bracelets (and the ring) are some old things that I had lying around, but the center stack is a lovely piece from The UAPO’s Akola Project that I purchased at CX2Project. And get this — it’s made of recycled Valentine’s chocolate wrappers!
So there you have it. My take on the LBD: casual, comfy, chambray. The search was definitely less painful than I thought it would be. And in case you were wondering where I stand with noir — black is back! At least for today anyway.